Monday, April 26, 2010

Decompressing

I was away at the Celebrate Yourself arts retreat over the weekend. It's always a humbling experience to be around so many beautiful, talented women.  I'm not talking about appearance and glamorous clothes. I'm referring to those deeper resources of womanhood that, despite physical attributes or limitations, continue to give birth to wonderful, creative art.  It's in our bones--this need to create. We get together and paint, draw, write, dance, sing and celebrate. It's a gestalt of collective energy that defies explanation. 

I attended a writing class with the poet and author Wendy Brown-Baez. She is such a marvelous talent that I'm double humbled. Wendy is a fascinating woman who has lived in Israel and Oaxaca, Mexico and traveled the back roads of the world. Check out her blog for an entrancing read.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Everyone wants to be around a group. Some prefer ladies and some prefer gents. LOL

Sometimes we all just want to be alone.

Jenny said...

Sounds like a fabulous day! Would love to read the poem you created!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Sounds like an excellent, energizing, renewing kind of experience!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

This is a terrific way to shake off the blues and recharge oneself!
Stimulation from others, always wakes us up~so glad that you got to be part of that.

Kathy said...

Sounds so wonderful. Good for you!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Hey there Ms. Sparrow! Glad you went to that retreat -- creative birds of a feather flock together!!!